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Title
Reimbursement under diagnosis-related groups: the Medicaid experience.
First Author
Hellinger, Fred J
Date of Pub
1986 Winter
Pages
35-44
Volume
8
Issue
2
Other Authors
N/A
Abstract
The implementation of the Medicare prospective payment system has sparked the growth of similar Medicaid systems. Eight State Medicaid agencies now employ a system based on diagnosis-related groups (DRG's), and another four State Medicaid agencies are planning to implement such systems in the near future. The eight DRG-based systems in existence in 1986 are examined in this article. Preliminary evidence presented herein indicates that Medicaid DRG-based systems have experienced reduced rates of increase in expenditures for hospital services and that hospital admission rates have not increased under these systems.
Abstract Continued
N/A
MeSH
Prospective Payment System : Diagnosis-Related Groups/economics : Hospitalization/economics : Medicaid/organization & administration : State Government : United States
NTIS Number
PB88-131586